The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 62 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing HP 120 109 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.76% 3.51% 3.23%
As % of the Vendors category 6.50% 7.75% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 66 40
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £427 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 12
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -22.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £12.80 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.61 £28.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.51% +5.04%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1846 1407 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.43% 45.36% 44.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 733 573
Average daily rate £400 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 92 107
Average hourly rate £17.34 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.73% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 49 £300 -6.97% 15
Cheshire -9 30 £357 +164.44% 5
Lancashire -11 22 £418 +51.81% 1
Merseyside -1 11 £300 -33.33% 4
Cumbria -16 5 £348 -
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 74 (34.26%) Windows
2 64 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
3 55 (25.46%) VMware
4 54 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 42 (19.44%) Security Cleared
6 38 (17.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 36 (16.67%) ITIL
8 34 (15.74%) Test Scripting
9 33 (15.28%) IBM
10 32 (14.81%) Cisco
10 32 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (14.35%) Active Directory
12 30 (13.89%) Citrix
12 30 (13.89%) SAN
12 30 (13.89%) Finance
13 28 (12.96%) SQL
13 28 (12.96%) SC Cleared
14 24 (11.11%) Migration
15 21 (9.72%) ISTQB
16 20 (9.26%) Performance Testing
16 20 (9.26%) PowerShell
16 20 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (9.26%) ISEB
16 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (8.80%) NetApp
17 19 (8.80%) SAP
17 19 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (8.80%) Data Centre
18 17 (7.87%) DNS
19 16 (7.41%) Linux

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.24%) Exstream Dialogue
2 6 (2.78%) Lync
3 5 (2.31%) Apache
3 5 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.31%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.85%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.39%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.93%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.93%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (0.93%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.46%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 15 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.09%) MS Office
3 2 (0.93%) MS Project
3 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.46%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 9 (4.17%) SAP HR
2 8 (3.70%) Exstream
2 8 (3.70%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 2 (0.93%) HFM
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.93%) Agresso
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.17%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (1.39%) SaaS
3 2 (0.93%) Office 365
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.46%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.89%) SAN
2 17 (7.87%) DNS
3 15 (6.94%) LAN
4 14 (6.48%) DHCP
5 13 (6.02%) WAN
6 12 (5.56%) Firewall
7 7 (3.24%) VPN
8 6 (2.78%) NAS
9 5 (2.31%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (2.31%) VLAN
9 5 (2.31%) FTP
10 4 (1.85%) Network Security
10 4 (1.85%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.85%) Wireless
11 3 (1.39%) Internet
11 3 (1.39%) TCP/IP
11 3 (1.39%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.39%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.93%) GSM
12 2 (0.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.31%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.31%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.93%) DB2
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.93%) MS Access
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Navigator
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (0.93%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.93%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.46%) Informix
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Selenium
2 4 (1.85%) Toad
2 4 (1.85%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.39%) HP UFT
3 3 (1.39%) JUnit
3 3 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.39%) JIRA
4 2 (0.93%) JMeter
5 1 (0.46%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.46%) Introscope
5 1 (0.46%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.46%) Mockito
5 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
General
1 30 (13.89%) Finance
2 11 (5.09%) Banking
3 4 (1.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.85%) General Ledger
4 3 (1.39%) Local Government
4 3 (1.39%) Retail
5 2 (0.93%) Publishing
6 1 (0.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Billing
6 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.46%) Electronics
6 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (24.54%) Analyst
2 33 (15.28%) Test Analyst
3 18 (8.33%) Consultant
4 16 (7.41%) Test Manager
5 12 (5.56%) Tester
6 10 (4.63%) Architect
6 10 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (4.17%) Service Analyst
7 9 (4.17%) Test Leader
8 8 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.70%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.24%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.78%) Developer
10 6 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.31%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.31%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.31%) Administrator
11 5 (2.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.31%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (2.31%) SAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.24%) HTML
2 5 (2.31%) CSS
2 5 (2.31%) Middleware
2 5 (2.31%) JSON
3 4 (1.85%) Catalyst
3 4 (1.85%) WSDL
3 4 (1.85%) .NET
3 4 (1.85%) XML
4 3 (1.39%) ODBC
4 3 (1.39%) YUI
5 2 (0.93%) HTML5
5 2 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.93%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.46%) Spring
6 1 (0.46%) Ajax
6 1 (0.46%) JAX-RPC
6 1 (0.46%) DOM
6 1 (0.46%) XSL
6 1 (0.46%) J2EE
6 1 (0.46%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 7 (3.24%) PMI
3 7 (3.24%) Replication
3 7 (3.24%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.85%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.85%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.85%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.93%) Clustering
7 2 (0.93%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.46%) User Experience
8 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.46%) Economics
8 1 (0.46%) PKI
8 1 (0.46%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 74 (34.26%) Windows
2 32 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (7.41%) Linux
4 16 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (5.09%) UNIX
5 11 (5.09%) Windows 7
6 10 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.24%) HPUX
8 6 (2.78%) AIX
9 4 (1.85%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.39%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.39%) SUSE
11 2 (0.93%) Solaris
12 1 (0.46%) Debian
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.67%) ITIL
2 34 (15.74%) Test Scripting
3 24 (11.11%) Migration
4 20 (9.26%) Performance Testing
5 16 (7.41%) Project Management
5 16 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
6 15 (6.94%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (6.48%) Change Management
8 13 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (5.56%) Problem Management
10 11 (5.09%) Integration Testing
10 11 (5.09%) Release Management
10 11 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.63%) Security Testing
12 9 (4.17%) Test Management
12 9 (4.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 9 (4.17%) Server Building
13 8 (3.70%) Mentoring
13 8 (3.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.96%) SQL
2 20 (9.26%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.70%) Java
3 8 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.31%) C
5 4 (1.85%) Perl
5 4 (1.85%) VBScript
6 2 (0.93%) VB
6 2 (0.93%) ABAP
6 2 (0.93%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.72%) ISTQB
4 20 (9.26%) ISEB
4 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (6.94%) MCSE
6 12 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (4.63%) CCNA
7 10 (4.63%) MCP
7 10 (4.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (3.70%) Degree
9 8 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (3.24%) PMI Certification
10 7 (3.24%) MCSA
11 6 (2.78%) CCNP
11 6 (2.78%) MCITP
12 4 (1.85%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.70%) SLA
2 7 (3.24%) QA
3 4 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.46%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.46%) BS25999
System Software
1 38 (17.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (14.35%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.48%) vSphere
4 10 (4.63%) XenServer
5 8 (3.70%) XenApp
6 7 (3.24%) VMware ESX
7 6 (2.78%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.85%) NFS
8 4 (1.85%) Xen
9 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.39%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.46%) Firmware
11 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 64 (29.63%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (7.41%) SCCM
3 12 (5.56%) OpenView
4 3 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.39%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.39%) HP SIM
4 3 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.39%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.39%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.93%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.46%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.46%) SCOM
6 1 (0.46%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 55 (25.46%) VMware
2 54 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 33 (15.28%) IBM
4 32 (14.81%) Cisco
5 30 (13.89%) Citrix
6 19 (8.80%) NetApp
6 19 (8.80%) SAP
7 15 (6.94%) Oracle
7 15 (6.94%) Brocade
8 10 (4.63%) 3PAR
9 8 (3.70%) Dell
10 7 (3.24%) Symantec
11 6 (2.78%) Veritas
11 6 (2.78%) Veeam
12 5 (2.31%) McAfee
13 4 (1.85%) Lotus
13 4 (1.85%) Juniper
13 4 (1.85%) BMC
13 4 (1.85%) Siebel
13 4 (1.85%) Compaq
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Rate: Market Rate
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